EXERCISE Plot Challenge: A Strange Statue

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Diana, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. PLOT CHALLENGE

    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase:
    A Strange Statue
     
  2. In the center of this city stands a statue of an ancient warrior who saved the land long ago. His presence signifies the protection of this city from evil forces. And yet, recently, strange murders have begun happening in the city, and with each one, the statue gets more and more damaged. It is believed that when the statue crumbles to dust, the city will fall into darkness forever.
     
  3. A much less know rumor however, was that with each murder, the hero grew more and more angry at the corruption within the city, and ad with the destruction of his statue he would be re-born to pull his city from darkness once again.
     
  4. Place: Computer Lab, Collage Campus.

    "Are you in, yet?"
    "Hell yeah, I am. Look at all this shit, we hit gold."
    "Haha, oh yeah, we did."
    "Can't believe how easy it was to hack into the Private Investigations site."
    "Adam, scroll down. I think we might have found something."
    'What? It's just some old looking statue in the middle of the desert. Nothing seems to be odd about it."
    "Look closer, you idiot. Don't see faces and bodies of people around it?"
    "Hmn... Now that you mention it.... NO. I think you lost some marbles up there."
    "I swear, I... There was..."
    "Yeah, yeah... Anyway, are you done downloading the site on the laptop?"
    "Uh... Yeah. It's done."
    "Alright, let's get out of here."
    "Yeah, delete the history first."
    "Done."

    Place: Adam's room.

    "Heheh. One thing great about being collage drop-outs, police wont think that we'd be at the collage for anything."
    "Yeah, I suppose. Not shut up, will ya?"
    "Someone's Mr. Grumpy pants. Are you still looking at that picture?"
    "Yeah, it's like it keeps dragging my mind towards it. Can't stop thinking about it."
    "Mathew's gone all coo-koo in the head. Hehe."
    "Shut the hell up, Adam."

    ~~
    "Adam, come here."
    "What?"
    "I think I found something."
    "Still on that picture?"
    "Just get over here."
    "Alright, what is it?"
    "Just look closely at it for a few minutes. And never take your eyes off it and tell me what you see."
    "I don't see anything, Mathew. Are you sure you're seeing anything?"
    "Just keep looking."
    "I am looking, but there's nothing..."
    "Just look at it and stay quiet."
    "I think you're---"
    "Shh..."

    After a few minutes of quietness, in the picture that the two boys look at, appears a face then a body, then after a few seconds appears more bodies and faces.
    Gasping, Adam said, "Holy fucking shit. Is that really....?"
    "Hehe. Now do you see?"
    "But, that's impossible. A...are they moving?"
    "Seems like it."
    "Print it out."
    "Right."

    "Let's look at in more light."
    "No, Adam, in the dark."
    "Huh? What do you mean?"
    "If you look at the 'people' they are very dim in the light, but in the dark...and since it's in the desert."
    "Alright. Let's try it."

    ~Two Years Later~
    Place: General Brint's office

    "Mathew; Adam. You two have currently, the most important job on the face of this planet. Do not fail me, understand?"
    -"Yes, Sir!"
    "If you do, I'll make sure you two are LESS than just collage drop-outs. Hackers. Quire mother fuckers."
    "General, I assure you, if I found out the secret behind the photo, I can find out the secret behind the statue."
    "Right, Mathew. Alright, your bags are packed, the flight leaves in an hour. Good luck."
    -"Yes, Sir!"


    My name is Mathew Richmond, I am twenty one years old, and am a collage drop-out. I have recently discovered the secrets in a photo and I am sent out to discover the secrets that lie in the strange statue in that photo. I am being sent to the Qattara Depression (a desert) in Egypt. For some reason many people have been dieing here. And from the looks of things, it's near this statue that it is happening. My buddy, Adam is coming with me, he may be an alcoholic and a smoker and has no common sense, but he makes good company. Hence: I sleep with him after all.
     
  5. Go down to the ruins of that old house- they say it burned in a fire, now all that's left is rubble and one charred statue. They say if you go down there and stand in front of it and look into it's eyes at the stroke of midnight, it will take your sole and trap you inside it's stone body while it lives through your body. I was dared to do it by friends, now I'm stuck in here. Help me out, ok?